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Saturday, January 27, 2018

NICANOR PARRA dies at 103


Nicanor Parra in 1992. (Alvaro Hoppe/AP)
 
 
 
Nicanor Parra, an eminent Chilean scientist-turned-poet who revolutionized Latin American verse by rejecting its flowery diction and forging a stripped-down, confrontational and darkly comic form that he dubbed “anti-poetry,” died Jan. 23 at his home in the La Reina section of Santiago, Chile. He was 103.

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